Natural History Museum Berlin: A journey to the origin of the universe

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Natural History Museum Berlin: A journey to the origin of the universe
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    The insect sculptures by Alfred Keller

    Insects make up three quarters of the Earth biodiversity and if looked at under the microscope they reveal a wealth of shapes and colors. Let yourself be fascinated by these creatures like Alfred Keller who made gods insect patterns for the museum. A meticulous work that could take up to a year per sculpture. You will have the opportunity to closely observe flies, cockroaches and grasshoppers.

    The Wet Collection

    Visit the famous east wing of the museum destroyed by the bombings of the Second World War and only reopened in September 2010.

    photo by Shadowgate via flickr It's a huge room where a million animal species are kept in 276.000 glass jars of all sizes on multi-level shelves. In a liquid composed of 70% alcohol and 30% water, the animals are thus preserved from decomposition.

    A sort of archive to find IMPORTANT INFORMATIONS for research on biodiversity and evolution.

    Opening hours and tickets

    The natural history museum is open from Tuesday to Friday from 9.30 to 18, Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 10 to 18. Of the three floors that make up the Naturkundemuseum Berlin, only the ground floor can be visited. Knowing that it is very popular, we suggest buying the ticket online.


    The museum offers free audio guides in Italian. If you are in Berlin with your children on their birthday, you can celebrate at the Museum f眉r Naturkunde: the children will have a guided tour, including a visit to their favorite animals. The little ones can make a dinosaur mask at the Dinosaur Party.

    Where is the Natural History Museum and what to see in the surrounding area

    The Natural History Museum is located at Invalidenstrasse 43, in the Mitte district, the center of Berlin. Leaving the museum, walk towards the Brandenburg Gate, a symbol of modern Germany, then head towards Potsdamer Platz, the center of the new Damier-Benz district designed by Renzo Piano, and along the Viale dei Tigli you will arrive at Gendarmenmarkt, a Renaissance square which they overlook. the twin cathedrals.

    If you're still in the mood for museums, head to Museum Island, and stroll through art galleries, cinemas, designer shops and clubs to the famous Hackesche H枚fe courtyards. Take a tour of the New synagogue. Finally, don't forget to sit in a kneipen, typical taverns where you can taste German specialties accompanied by excellent beers.

    Have you ever been to the Natural History Museum in Berlin? Tell us about your experience in a comment and find out more about the must-see museums in the German capital.

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